The term ‘building control’ in the construction industry is used to describe the process where a person intending to carry out building work is assisted by a third party organisation in complying with the building regulations. This third party, known as a ‘Building Control Body’ (BCB), is an expert in the subject of building regulations compliance. The BCB will help the developer comply with the regulations and provide them with a certificate at the end of the project.
The Building Regulations sets the standards that buildings must be constructed to. Our team of professional surveyors and engineers is here, not just to ensure developers comply with the regulations, but also to advise and guide designers and builders through the statutory processes. If our building control professionals are brought into the development team at an early stage their local knowledge and experience will prove a valuable assett.
Apart from building control the City Council also entrusts the District Surveyors team with enforcement of building related issues. If you have information about unauthorised building works, potentially dangerous buildings, or buildings not displaying street numbers, let us know. We can also issue approval for demolitions and for temporary structures at special events.
Information for residents intending to carry out building work to their home
Information for building professionals carrying out projects in Westminster
A direct link to our application forms and information about fees
If you think a structure may be dangerous contact us
Our policies about identifying properties and how to apply
Details of how to search our archived applications
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We offer advice and support on how to meet building regulation requirements to both residential and commercial customers. We also deal with public safety matters related to dangerous and temporary structures.